TOPEKA – (May 1, 2018) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today thanked the Kansas Legislature for unanimously passing a bill that will strengthen protections for victims of human trafficking. The measure, Senate Bill 281, would allow courts to issue “protection from human trafficking” orders restraining a defendant from harassment, communication and abusive behaviors. The orders also could place restrictions on a trafficker’s physical proximity to the victim, similar to protection from stalking or sexual assault orders in current law. The bill was approved by the House 124-0 in March, and won final approval from the Senate 40-0 today. It will now be presented to Gov. Jeff Colyer for his consideration. “This legislation will add another tool to...
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AG Derek Schmidt: Legislature passes bill to strengthen protections for human trafficking victims